PALMER AND ALEXANDER REACTION
Audio interview with Carlton Palmer from Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)
Audio interview with Keith Alexander from Radio Lincolnshire (RealPlayer needed)
PALMER SAYS STAGS GAVE AWAY RESULT
Evening Post website
Disappointed Mansfield boss Carlton Palmer admitted the visitors had gifted Lincoln victory.
"For the first half we were the better team, the tactics we used were working brilliantly," said Palmer.
"We created our own problems and that was our undoing.
"I said to them it was the first cheap victory against us and it will be the last one.
"At half-time we were comfortable, we should have been ahead.
"I said to them in the second half they would come at us and we would need to weather the storm, but we've created our own problems.
"We've only lost one in eight games so I said to them this is the last one.
"We gifted them it. We were not clearing our lines, but when it was 11 against 11 we were the better side."
Lincoln boss Keith Alexander was satisfied with his side's showing following a 2-0 home win over 10-man Mansfield.
Second-half goals from Ciaran Toner and Simon Yeo - his 13th of the season - secured the Imps their second successive win.
"I thought in the second half we played some good stuff," said Alexander.
"We did not convert all of our chances - last week at Grimsby they all flew in for Simon Yeo.
"Mansfield played a funny system with only one up front.
"At times we had five defenders marking only one forward so I moved Jamie McCombe up front, but I was not happy with it so I changed it at half-time and brought on Peter Gain."
Mansfield were reduced to 10 men in the second half when defender Luke Dimech brought down Yeo.
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